The Financial Post is the stupid-wing of the National Post. The NatPo manages to publish some actual news, while the Financial Post publishes misinformation that is there simply to anger and confuse people. That’s why I’m angry about their latest hyping of a stunt by climate change deniers like Tim Ball. (opinion.financialpost.com/2012/11/29/open-climate-letter-to-un-secretary-general-current-scientific-knowledge-does-not-substantiate-ban-ki-moon-assertions-on-weather-and-climate-say-125-scientists/)
This came on a day when we learned that visible scientific evidence shows the Arctic is melting at a terrifying rate.
Scientists have definitive new evidence that shows all but one of the world’s major ice sheets are shrinking.
The study, which will be published in the magazine Science on Friday, marks the first time scientists have come up with a way to measure the changing size of the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica that they can all agree on.
Clearly one group is lying or horribly mistaken. Anyone with the Internet is fully capable of looking at modern photos of places on earth that should be well frozen, but are not. There’s no good excuse for choosing Ball and his ilk of liars out to delay serious actions that drastically cut air pollution.
We have four years left to make the right choices, but probably less than that if we want to preserve the sort of future we envisioned for ourselves just short years ago.
What are some concrete actions that can change this situation? Stop buying the National/Financial Post until they start characterizing Ball, Heartland, and other misinformation peddlers as the Eco-terrorists that they are. It’s fundamentally wrong for the Conservative government to insinuate that David Suzuki is some sort of Eco-terrorist, and not be labeled that themselves. Tell your family about the seriousness of the situation, and that they need to start putting the needs of others on their agenda.
Let’s quickly examine why it may be time to call the Conservatives Eco-terrorists. What does a terrorist do… instill terror in a population through violent destruction/killing. “Eco” is short for ecology, the study of our home, the earth. Eco-terrorists cause terror among people concerned about the study and understanding of our environment on Earth. The accepted meaning is to negatively label people who use violent actions against the state and corporations whom the ‘Eco-terrorist’ views as harming our natural environment.
With Peter “POS” Kent’s admission lately that, “We would ignore [climate change] at our peril,” he’s conceded that the Conservatives’ ignorance of climate change imperils Canadians. Canadians who are imperiled, tend to be fearful, even terrorized if helpless. When the state is the force allowing the imperilment, refusing to stop it, that’s a bad , helpless feeling.
So who, on a grand scale, imperils the homes and lives of Canadians; The Conservatives, or David Suzuki and so called “Eco-terrorists” who are taking peaceful, but firm action to delay and prevent pollution encouraged by the Conservatives?